Shocktoberfest set to return after 2020 cancellation

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- After the COVID-19 pandemic forced Shocktoberfest to be canceled in 2020, organizers announced they are bringing the festival back to the Avalon Theatre in 2021.

The 2021 Shocktoberfest returns with an unprecedented 15 film titles and a limited-edition all-access pass that includes festival gear and swag material.

The sixth-annual Shocktoberfest at the Avalon kicks off in October and and will feature a limited all-access pass that includes admission to all 15 shows, an exclusive passholders-only t-shirt, a pumpkin bucket with discounted popcorn refills, early access to seat selection and a commemorative lanyard.

Organizers say these passes are $100 each.

The full lineup for the festival is scheduled as follows:

Death Becomes Her - Fri 10/1 9pm

Pan's Labyrinth - Sat 10/2 9pm

Beetlejuice - Sun 10/3 12pm

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors - Fri 10/8 9pm

The Cabin in the Woods - Sat 10/9 9pm

Casper - Sun 10/10 12pm

Tourist Trap (1979) - Fri 10/15 9pm

Final Destination - Sat 10/16 9pm

Coraline - Sun 10/17 12pm

The People Under the Stairs - Fri 10/22 9pm

House on Haunted Hill (1999) - Sat 10/23 9pm

The Witches (1990) - Sun 10/24 12pm

Pumpkinhead - Fri 10/29 9pm

Halloween Double Feature (1978 & 1981) - Sat 10/30 9pm

Shocktoberfest online all-access pass sales begin Saturday, Sept. 11 at noon using the link: https://bit.ly/3nnetZm).

Box office sales begin at 3:00pm.

General full-price ticketing will open to to the public beginning Sept. 20.


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